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and a culture of violence in america. >> we've all got to be angry. this is not us and them, us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry. this is all of us. >> this has changed and it should move beyond dialogue. we need answers. >> reporter: newtown united is calling for better gun control. it plans to send a delegation to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and the miss fortune of being on -- misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed till further notice. >> one of the victims in the newtown shooting spree has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mom was the school psychologist at sandy hook elementary and one of the heroes who tried to stop the gunman. they have lunched a fund raising campaign with the goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. >>> advocates for gun control are hoping that the actions of newtown is enough to spark debate. >>
. the school shooting has prompted renewed debate about gun control. legislators and the nra stood their ground on sunday morning talk shows. jessica doyle is here with the latest. good morning, jess. >> good morning to you, andrea. of course good morning to everybody at home. we definitely are seeing the drumbeat for tougher gun controls getting louder in the wake of course of newtown. we saw that on the sunday morning talk shows yesterday. among many other places in the wake of this tragedy, but advocates for tougher laws are running head first into gun rights lawmakers as well as the national rifle association. that's not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california who is vowing to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limit the number of bullets a magazine can hold. we could see movement on this legislation as soon as next month. she has a lot of support among fellow democrats. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> also on meet the press yesterday, the c.e.o. o
time to mourn before speaking out. the nra pledges to make sure this never happens again and it is going to hold a news conference on friday. >>> dick's sporting goods stopped selling assault weapons and wal-mart pulled the bush master assault rifle, the gun used in newtown. other gun dealers are seeing a surge in sales. >> reporter: assault rifles are flying off the shelves here. more than three million americans own an ar-15, the most popular assault rifle. >> people shoot for sport, most of the people that come in here. it's a fun gun to shoot. >> reporter: the ar-15 is the civilian version of the m-16 used by the military and it's the gun of choice in movies and video. it's also been used in some of the worst mass shoes shootings in history. last week a man used one to kill two people at a shopping mall in portland, oregon. in july it was used in the movie theater massacrein colorado. but friday's slaying at sandy hook elementary led to serious talk of a ban on the assault rifle. >> every time a tragedy happens, they bring it up again, but hopefully common sense will
-imposed blackout the nra took down its facebook page. tonight it's back up again and folks on both sides of the gun control issue are sounding off and weighing in. one person writes i upped to a life membership because i trust the nra to protect americans and their right to keep and bear arms. i hope i don't have to cut up and send my membership card in on friday. another one says you really need assault rifles to defend your home in case someone breaks in. the very guns soldiers carry into war? there should be more restrictions on the sale of assault rifles. a cbs poll shows 57% of americans now support stricter gun control laws and that's the highest it's been in a decade. those in favor of gun control have their work cut out for them. the nra's lobbying budget, 66% greater than the brady foundation, the leading gun control organization. if you're a gun control advocate, you also have to deal with this number. an estimated 3 million americans that already own a rifle called the ar-15. that's the weapon used by the shooter in newtown and it is the most popular rifle in the country. why are these a
continues to put up emotions. in protest of the nra and current gun laws. ken molestina is in columbia heights where the demonstrators are gathering. >> reporter: they gathered here attive lee park on 14th and park in columbia heights. the message following that massacre? sandy hook pretty simple. they want guns in the country to go away. also the group is protesting the nra's recent remarks calling for armed guards and police at every school in the nation. they hope this rally tonight will get the attention of lawmakers to restrict gun ownership in this country. the nra of course is the nation's largest gun lobby with extreme influence and deep pockets and although this peals in comparison the demonstrators hope to keep an already fiery debate going. >> opposition to the national rifle association's press conference yesterday we absolutely do not believe this is the solution to the problem which exists. and that we need to move forward. come up with serious plans to change this. >> reporter: yeah, these demonstrators received a police escort as i mentioned earlier. they marched down 1
to the real problem, the real causes, and that's what the nra is trying to do. >>> and thousands of americans raise their voices this holiday >>> and thousands of americans raise their voices this holiday season. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" on december 24, 2012. >>> good morning. we begin with a major storm that promises a white but treacherous christmas for parts of the midwest and northeast. the storm is expected to get stronger as it heads east. winter weather alerts and advisories are posted from texas to indiana. all this during one of the busiest travel days of the year. jeff at our miami station has more. >> well, this is shaping up to be a very stormy week across the united states. now, the good news is during the day today at least it should be fairly quiet. there'll be a small storm in the eastern part of the country producing a little light rain to the south and snow to north. the bigger issue is what happens on christmas day. across the southeast, we could be talking about a widespread severe weather outbreak and maybe numerous tornadoes nebras anyw
nra offices here in washington. she's in the newsroom with more on what they are saying today. kristin? >> reporter: what they're saying is they want a ban on the sale of all assault rifles to people like you and me. they want them to only be in the hands of the military and police. it's something we have heard so many times before. but they're hoping what happened in connecticut is going to be the game changer for gun control in this country. >> i've got four grandkids. they're all the age of those kids up in newtown, connecticut. i don't want my kids to end up like them. >> reporter: earl mitchell is a retired lieutenant commander in the navy, served 28 years. yet today he's marching to the nra's headquarters on capitol hill with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> reporter: he's joined by other vets, parents, and teachers like karen martinez. >> i'm here because i'm tired of lighting candles and crying and praying for victims of violent crimes. and i want to do something. >> shame on the nra. shame on the nra. >> reporter: but mid-march they hear this. arm the te
laws. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: as demonstrators marched on nra headquarters, phone calls poured in to congressional offices. >> okay, so you're in support of gun control legislation? >> reporter: kentucky democrat john yarmuth says most of the calls have been in favor of new gun restrictions. as a democrat from a conservative southern state, yarmuth says he avoided the issue for the past six years. but now he wants to reinstate the ban on assault weapons. >> nothing's going to bring back those 20 children and six very courageous educators. but we can make sure that's our inspiration, battle cry. and i won't be quiet anymore. >> reporter: neither will senator joe manchin of west virginia. like yarmuth, he has a record of being pro-gun rights. he even fired in a campaign ad. after friday's shooting, manchin says there must be a way to limit the purchase of high-capacity magazines. >> this is not about the second amendment to our constitution or taking guns away. it's been having an intelligent conversation. >> reporter: that conversation has dried up in recent years in the
: but their response left gun control advocates reeling. we'll talk to the profit n.r.a., wayne keene. and we'll hear from senator mark warner of virginia, and kay bailey hutchison of texas. we'll also talk to the first black senator from the south since reconstruction, newly designated south carolina senator tim scott. plus, we'll hear from actor ben affleck on, among other things, reports he may seek the senate seat being vacated by john kerry. who has just been nominated to be the next secretary of state. >> well, one never knows. i'm not one to get into conjecture. >> schieffer: why not? we do, because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. we start this morning with david keene, who is the president of the national rifle association. friday the n.r.a. made its first public station since the newtown shooting and the reaction from the gun control vacation was scathing, no reaction there. lloyd grove of the "daily beast" summed up the reaction by saying the reviews were so bruta
people marched to the nra's headquarters with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> i'm here because i'm tired of lighting candles and praying and crying for victims of violent crimes and i want to do something. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: but mid-march they hear this, arm the teachers, arm the principal, the man is saying. three days after the second worst school shooting in american history, the debate over gun control rages on the sidewalk right outside the offices of the largest gun rights lobbying group in the country. >> perhaps the answer is to allow teachers and principals and other people to defend themselves. >> i can't believe that more guns for everyone is a solution. >> we'll be back. >> it's just unacceptable when you see these faces. shame on all of us in we're not doing something about it. >> reporter: in washington, kristin fisher, 9 news. >>> topper has the first look at forecast. >> we are looking at a dense fog advisory, expanded to include the entire metro area. temperatures are still pretty mild. we've been lucky so far. 53 downtown. 48 in g
, the status quo is acceptable just didn't pass my gut check as a father. >> reporter: while nra executive director continued to insist that the answer to school shootings is not gun control but armed police officers in every public school. >> it's the one thing that would keep people safe, and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: but the nra's proposal continues to be met with fierce opposition, including charles schumer who says try doing to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent cancer without talking about cigarettes. >>> the world's largest arms supplier reports it sold 3 1/2 years worth of ar-15 ammunition magazine in just 3 days. they are the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle, similar to the one used in the newtown shootings. senator michael krepo has been charged with drunk driving. he was arrested by alexandria police before 1:00 this morning. an officer witnessed him running a red light at m hume and mt. vernon avenues. his office issued a statement saying he was deeply sorry for his actions and would deal with whatev
. >> ban assault weapons, congress. >> stop killing our children, nra. >> reporter: they're loud, they interrupt, they're code pink and you've seen them before. >> the nra has blood on its hands. >> reporter: today they're at the nation's gun show at the dulles expo and they're outnumbered by gun enthusiasts, but out shouted by none. >> they have armed guns. why don't you go protest them? >> what does that have to do with an assault weapon? >> have you ever heard of the second amendment? >> the second amendment in the supreme court made it abundantly clear that there's nothing against banning assault weapons. you know what? you're an idiot. >> both sides may never agree. tonight we search for answers inside the more packed than usual gun show. issue one, the so-called gun show loophole. >> they can make a transaction right there with no background check. that's what part of this gun show loophole. >> reporter: annette elliott runs the show. she takes issue with calling it that. >> it's a private citizen that owns a firearm that can sell it without going through a background check
. >> hundreds march on brooklyn bridge to call only congress do something. >> meanwhile nra is calling. >> is it crazy to call for putting police in our school to protect our children? then call me crazy. >> an american civilian advisory was killed by an afghan policewoman. >> hope for a solution to the fiscal cliff for being put on the back burner until after christmas. >> i apologize for my voice. i think this is divine intervention because we didn't deal with the fiscal cliff. >> michael crapo was busted. >>> "newsweek" will continue its digital format. >> if you haven't finished up your holiday shopping, don't worry. millions of americans are hitting the stores today. >> i have nothing done. i just started. >> all that -- >> i looked at the recent footage and your face and you don't look a day older than 32 years ago. >> wide open and an attack. that's three events. >> seahawks win it. seattle is in with the playoffs. >> and all that matters. >> norad will be tracking santa class as he makes his way around the worlding. >> on centimet"cbs this "cbs t >>> welcome to "cbs this morni
our children, nra! >> reporter: they are protesting, they are loud. >> ban assault weapons, congress! >> reporter: and they want what they call the gun show loophole closed where they say guns can be sold to anyone without a background check, although people on line say that's not true. code pink calls themselves a women initiated grass roots peace movement. we saw at least one verbal showdown. >> you ever heard of the second amend ?ent. >> the second amendment and the supreme court made it abundantly clear there's nothing consistent with the right to bear arms and banning assault weapons. >> reporter: he didn't want to give us his last name but a gun owner did share his thoughts. >> there are definitely things that can be done to strengthen gun laws. but outright banning the sale of certain weapons is not going to solve any problems. those weapons are still on the street. what you want to do is keep them out of the hands of criminals. >> reporter: that gun show started today. it goes for the next couple of days. as you can see it is a pretty big event. in chantilly, virginia, debra
calls themselves a women-initiated grass-roots peace movement. they were the ones who interrupted nra president wayne la pierre's big press conference. let's hear from their organizer, and then a gun owner waiting in line for the show. >> they can hear us and they know we are here. >> there are things that can be done to strengthen gun laws, but outright banning the sale of certain weapons is not going to solve any problems. those weapons are still on the street. what you want to do is keep them out of the hands of criminals. >> derek. earlier you were talking about a confrontation. there were a couple of confrontations between protesters and gun enthusiasts. for now, live in chantilly, virginia, deb deposit, 9news. >>> coming up at 7:00 we'll tell you how the newtown massacre has teachers thinking about arming themselves. we'll have all of that story and much more on 9news at 7:00. >>> still ahead, how your neighborhoods are preparing for this weekend's snow. >>> and right after the break, find out what happens when airport screeners find nearly $400,000 worth of heroin in a woman's
killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday out of the intensive care unit. he spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus accident that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control yesterday. the bus swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver. >>> they're investigating flight recorders of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow highway as a township jet flight 204 slammed into the ground. authorities s
answer for them. so i, even as an nra a-rated member believe enough is enough. >> senator warner says as the funerals begin today is not the day to present a specific plan but he hopes in the coming weeks democrats and republicans can come together for a frank conversation on gun control while preserving the rights guaranteed under the second amendment. today the same family of guns was pulled from a websites. google searches of bass shorting shops appeared they appeared to pull that gun from their online stores. >>> the biggest unanswered question since friday is the one you've heard so many times. why? why does this absurd violence keep showing up in american society? gary nurenberg talked with a man tonight who thinks it may be because we haven't learned how to avoid violence or more particularly we haven't been taught how to find alternatives to violence. tell us about this, gary? >> anita, resorting to violence so often in the united states, maybe we just don't know any better. what you buy your kids for christmas. what you watch on tv. call of duty black ops 2 violent video game
'm going to say senator joe manchin from west virginia whose flip on the gun issue lifelong nra member, he's carving out that kind of middle ground politics that i think america is looking for right now. and i think we're going to hear more from him. >> good. we'll all be waiting for that. what's his name? >> joe manchin. >> joe manchin. senator from west virginia. >> thanks for the tip. the envelope please? thank you susan. carman -- >> car mac the magnificent. all right we've got here destined for political stardom in 2013. this is definitely conmac. wednesday way la's -- venezuela's hugo chavez. >> stardom? >> you better get the vice president john. >> his populous legacy will live on and become legendary. chavez post will soon replace che question very is at emblems of latin america's social revolutionaries, put that in your column pat. okay, destined for political oblivion, pat? >> president bashar al-assad of syria. if he's not gone by the time this show's aired. >> eleanor? >> sarah palin. momma grizzlies and the tea party, i don't think the new senator from south carolina can save
hear about a shooting. >> omar of chantilly lost his sister at virginia tech. >> 74% of nra members support universal background check so what are we waiting for. >> reporter: the families convinced the slaughter of 20 innocents will tip the country to change. bruce leshan, 9news now. >> after days of silence the national rifle association released a statement on the shootings this afternoon and it reads in part -- flush the group's also scheduled a press conference for friday. >>> now we have gotten a lot of feedback from you through facebook and twitter in the days since the shooting. and we want the take a moment to dash to take a moment -- to take a moment to address your concerns tonight. we're going to stop using generic footage. but if there's a specific reason you may see them on the air or web page again. we hear your concerns about interviews with children from sandy hook. from this point forward we will review any such interviews and video that come into the newsroom on a case by case basis. if a family invites the media into the funeral we want to share with you as we tr
. >> the nra national rifle association which has no answer to why americans should be allowed to buy and possess assault weapons with rounds they can shoot off and kill little children. >> mark. >> the 23 million americans who remain out of work and have been out of work for a long period of time. >> seldom aidle son who backed candidates with millions of dollars, including mitt romney, and though lost. >> how many millions? >> all total? >> five or something? i think it's in the neighborhood of the 70s. >> yeah. >> right. he is moving along. the biggest loser of 2012 lance armstrong for using performance-enhancing drugs. armstrong was stripped of his tour de france titles and sponsor contracts worth 15 to $18 million. biggest loser. >>> okay. best politician. >> wisconsin governor scott walker. he put through his right to work laws. he didn't want a recall. he was an inspiration for republican governors. it's a move gone all over the country. >> best politician bill clinton, who in a single speech at the democratic national convention injected energy and enthusiasm into the voters.
, us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry. this is all of us. >> this has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue. we need action. >> reporter: a newly formed grass roots group called newtown benefit and the misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: as the police investigation continues, the governor of connecticut has asked for a moment of silence to take place this 9:30 a.m. exactly one week after this tragedy happened. in newtown, connecticut, i'm torrey done fan reporting. >> the psychologist that heroically tried to stop the gunman has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mother is mary. the law center has launched a fund raising campaign with a goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. >>> at 6:06 in other news long serving hawaii senator and decorated world war ii hero daniel inouye has died. he was 88 years old. he died monday after being hospitalized for respiratory complications. t
and the nra will try to do that. >> reporter: they continue to be met with fierce opposition. new york senator charms schumer today -- charles schumer today said trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like talking about lung cancer without talking about cigarettes. >> the company which calls itself the world's largest arm supplier said it sold three and a half years worth of ammunition magazines in just three days. the ar15 is the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle similar to the models used in the newtown shootings. >>> with time running out to avoid the fiscal cliff, democrats and republicans have left the capital for home. for the majority of the country, that means we are going over that cliff. president obama is in hawaii for christmas with his family. before he left he urged congress to adopt a stopgap measure to prevent taxes from rising on people who make less than 250,000 a year. he also asked for a plan to keep providing benefits to unemployed workers. house speaker john boehner is home in cincinnati. he failed to get members of his own party to s
: also on the sunday talk shows, we saw the c.e.o. of the nra coming out dismissing calls for an assault weapons ban or limiting ammunitions. instead he is pushing for more police officers in schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you that the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> reporter: in the meantime we're seeing plenty of signs that the american public is as divided on this issue of gun control as we see within the political parties. cbs news poll taken right after newtown show that 57% of americans now support tougher gun control laws in the united states. it's the highest level of support we've seen in a decade. in the meantime, though, guns are flying off the shelves. so is ammunition. a company which claims to be the biggest seller of ammunition in the world says that it sold three and a half years worth of ar-15 ammunition in just three days. that is mind boggling. in the meantime coming up in the next half-hour, we're going to take a look at the protests in favor
movement. you might have seen them at the big nra press conference, the people interrupting with the big signs. they weren't allowed to stand here by the expo center. this line was snaking is around, and this parking lot absolutely packed with gun enthusiasts and people that support gun rights, but they kept those protesters all the way down this way. it's hard to even show you. we can't even pan that far away. they kept them down by the entrance, and that led to a lot of different matches, but i'll tell you, people were driving past, throwing out couple of comments, then they kept on driving. this is, again, the first day of this gun expo. it is going to be open today until about 8:00 p.m. as you can see, pretty busy here. live in chantilly, debra alfarone, 9news. >> heated indeed. thank you debra. >>> faith-based demonstrators staged another rally at a gun dealership in district heights, maryland. members of a group representing 25 churches say they're devastated by the deadly school shooting. they offered prayers for victims and called for closing of the gun store which they say has s
american has second amendment rights and the ability to hunt is part of our culture. i had an nra rating of an a but enough is enough. >> another area senator who says he may now support tougher gun control measures is west virginia senator joe manchin. the democrat famously fired a rifle in one of his campaign ads to demonstrate his support of second amendment rights. >>> one person is hospitalized and several armed suspects are on the run this morning after a shooting in fort washington, maryland. prince george's county police say the victim called to report a home invasion. when officers arrived at the home near camelot way, they found a man had been shot in the back and robbed of jewelry and money. investigators say the armed men ran out a window. the victim is expected to survive. >>> this morning prince william county police are searching for the man they say is responsible for a sexual assault in the woodbridge area. investigators say yesterday just after 3:00, a 15-year-old girl was attacked inside her home on echo court. we're looking at a composite sketch of the suspect. she to
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